Ned Scraper- Guion Miller Application # 3245   -Admitted

Postal Address is Bunch– Cherokee Nation, Indian Territory      Brother of #3244

 

Commissioner of Indian Affairs,  Washington, D. C.

SIR:

       I hereby make application for such share as may be due me of the fund appropriated by the Act of Congress approved June 30, 1906, in accordance with the decrees of the Court of Claims of May 18, 1905, and May 28, 1906, in favor of the Eastern Cherokees.  The evidence of identity is herewith subjoined.

 

1. State full name--

         English name:  Ned Scraper

         Indian name:    Na-dee

2. Residence:  In Flint District Cherokee Nation

3. Town and post office: Bunch

4. County: Flint

5. State:  Indian Territory

6. Date and place of birth:  In Flint District, C.N.   June 6, 1877

7. By what right do you claim to share?   If you claim through more than one relative living in 1851, set forth each claim separately:  Mother Susan Pritchett;  Aunt Che-coo-wah;  Aunt Too-ni-yee;  Aunt Lydda;  Uncle Oo-cer-nah;  Uncle Stephen;  Grandmother Lucy; Grandfather Oo-chee-yah;  Great-grandfather Oo-chee-yah;  Grand Aunt Wah-lee-yah.

8. Are you married:  Yes

9. Name and age of wife or husband:  Susan Scraper  age 30 years

10. Give names of your father and mother, and your mother’s name before marriage.

         Father—English name:  Field Scraper

                    Indian name:  Tlo-ga-see    

Mother –English name:  Susan Pritchett

           Indian name:   Su-see

                    Maiden name:  Susan Pritchett

11. Where were they born?

         Father:  in Georgia

         Mother:   in Georgia

12. Where did they reside in 1851, if living at that time?

         Father:  In Flint District, C.N.

         Mother:  In Flint District, C.N.

13. Date of death of your father and mother—

         Father:   Living                  Mother:  Jan 7, 1888

14. Were they ever enrolled for annuities, land, or other benefits?  If so, state when and where:  unknown

15. Name all your brothers and sisters, giving ages, and if not living, the date of death:

 

                  NAME.                                   BORN.                              DIED.

                  David                    Unknown                        Living

                  Cor-co-ga-wee                                                    

                  Nancy Scraper         Feb  1888                            

                  Dick Scraper           March 1, 1879                      

                  Susan Scraper                      1884                       

 

16. State English and Indian names of your grandparents on both father’s and mother’s side, if possible:

                            FATHER’S SIDE                                  MOTHER’S SIDE

                  Ah-lee-chah                               Oo-chee-yah

                                                                        Lucy Ool-stoo

                           Wah-lee

                                   

17. Where were they born?  In Georgia

18. Where did they reside in 1851, if living at that time?   In Flint District, C. N.

19. Give names of all their children, and residence, if living; if not living, give dates of deaths:

Unknown

20. Have you ever been enrolled for annuities, land, or other benefits?  If so, state when and where:  Enrolled for land by “The Dawes Commission”, for monies drawn in 1880, 1885, 1894

 

         I solemnly swear that the foregoing statements made by me are true to the best of my knowledge and belief.

                                    (his mark)   Ned Scraper

            

The Affidavit is witnessed by  John Housebug  , having known  Ned Scraper  for 15 years, and Charley Beanstick  having known him for 10 years.        Nov 16th 1906

 

Supplemental Application for Minor Children      May 26th 1907

 

Names of all your children living on May 28, 1906:

1. Nellie Scraper       10      1897

2. Ben Scraper         8        1899

3.Narcy Scraper       4        1903

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February 18, 1909

Ned Scraper,   Bunch, Okla

 

Sir:

         In the supplemental application which you have filed for your children, for participation in the Eastern Cherokee Fund, you give Narcy Scraper, age four years, born in 1903, as the name of your youngest child.  The name as given by you does not appear upon the Final Rolls of the Five Civilized Tribes.  Please give the name and the enrollment of this child.  If she was not enrolled by the Dawes Commission, please state why.

         As this information is important, you are asked to answer this letter immediately.  In your reply please refer to FAB, #3245-3244.

                                             Very Respectfully,        Special Commissioner

 

Hon. Guion Miller,

Special Commissioner of the Court of Claims, Washington D.C.

 

Dear Sir:

         Replying to your letter of the 18th, hereto attached, I beg to advise that the correct name of my child referred to in your letter is Narcy Scraper.  She was born August 1st 1902.

         On the 4th day of March 1905, my wife and I appeared at Stilwell, Oklahoma, before Hugh M. Adair, a notary public, and then and there made affidavit as to the birth of said Narcy Scraper.  Said notary public, after completing the affidavit, retained same and agreed to forward by mail to the Dawes Commission for the proper enrolling of my said child.  The Dawes Commission claims they never received the affidavit and for this reason the child failed to be properly enrolled.            Ned Scraper (his mark)

                  Witnesses to mark    W.H. Davis & George McLemore  Feb 24th 1909